Dan Sultan headlines The Sound Doctor

What better way to celebrate the Grand Final long weekend than with music from the amazing Dan Sultan! He’s just performed two huge shows at Arts Centre Melbourne with the MSO, and now he’s coming to Anglesea for two stripped back solo gigs on Thursday 26 & Friday 27 September.

On Thursday Dan will be joined by local talent Daisy Kilbourne, a wannabe ’70s child from a small town with a big spirit. Using her artistry as a passage for connection and catharsis, she combines elements of folk, rock and soul to create a sound that pays homage to her musical heroes (anyone you’d find at Woodstock) while remaining distinctly her own.

On the Friday award-winning Naarm-based artist Bumpy brings a voice that is equal parts tender and towering. Going by her childhood nickname – earned for a habit of bumping into all kinds of obstacles – Bumpy pulls from the strength found in tenderness, scars and all to perform a shimmering collection of R&B and neo-soul.

Tickets are on sale now for these two very special shows. Limited general admission seated tickets are $60 and standing tickets $50.

Dan Sultan supported by Daisy Kilbourne
Thu 26 September 7pm


Dan Sultan supported by Bumpy
Fri 27 September 7pm


June Music Not to Miss

The three members of the Band Bonny Doon in a garden around a piano

We’re bringing you one of the hottest indie-folk acts on the US scene on Friday 14 June – Bonny Doon. It’s the band’s first trip Down Under and they are pumped at the prospect. “Playing for people on the other side of the world from us is a dream come true”, guitarist and vocalist for the band Bobby Colombo said. “When we formed this band 10 years ago a lot of what we were influenced by was the 2010’s Australian punk scene. If you told me then that we’d get the chance to go on tour in Australia I wouldn’t have believed you,”

Guest support artist for the show is Jess Ribeiro – no stranger to Sound Doctor audiences after her stand out set supporting Olympia in 2019. She’s been busy since then and comes to Anglesea with a brand-new album that’s got a lot of buzz about it.

The Music and Rolling Stone both gave it four stars and Double J said: Jess Ribeiro has cemented herself as one of the Australian undergrounds most engaging and unpredictable creative forces”.

Together Jess and Bonny Doon promise a sweet night of songs and pure joy. It’s also a rare chance to see international talent without leaving the Surf Coast! And if you’re under 30 there’s even more reason to get excited as tickets are just $30 for you.

Friday 14 June 7pm
Anglesea Memorial Hall
Tickets: $30 – $45

Our second June show, on Saturday 15, promises to be an absolute hoot! Andy Golledge Band are heading to Anglesea on their album tour and good times are guaranteed. Andy is known for live shows that are exhilarating and unpredictable. His killer songs can be tender and bring your to tears one minute, then the next will a rollicking track to get you dancing wildly.

Mika James is leaping out from the behind the drumkit of Melbourne punk outfit The Vovos to unleash her spirited solo outing in support

An Unearthed finalist in 2022 with her passionate proclamation ‘Witchy Woman’, Mika’s musical output swerves from cinematic country to punk-infused blues. and will be the perfect warm up for Andy Golledge and his band.

Saturday 15 June 7pm
Anglesea Memorial Hall
Tickets: $35

Didirri returns to Anglesea on 7 Oct

Didirri and his phenomenal live band are set to ignite the Australian music scene with their highly anticipated debut album tour in October – and we are thrilled this young star will be returning to The Sound Doctor after wowing audiences back in 2019.

Spanning across Melbourne, Sydney Newcastle, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Belgrave, Anglesea and Castlemaine, the Caught in the Act tour promises an exhilarating journey through Didirri’s musical landscape. With the soulful strains of his debut album featuring the mesmerising singles ‘Begin Again’ and ‘Often Broken’, Didirri aims to captivate audiences with his raw talent and heartfelt lyrics. 

Didirri and his band consistently deliver an unmissable live experience. Don’t miss the chance to witness this unique songwriter and his incredible ensemble live in Anglesea. 

Three Winters Nights to Warm Your Heart

As the wind howls and the sky looks ominous and grey outside, there is no need to suffer with the winter blues. The Sound Doctor has THREE shows to look forward to at the end of July, over a weekend of album launches that truly has something for everyone!

If you like your music loud, then get along to see incredible post-punk trio Cable Ties on Fri 28 July. For something a little more gentle, you want won’t to miss two of the most beautiful Indigenous performers on the scene at the moment – Jess Hitchcock supported by Jem Cassar-Daley – serenading us on Saturday 29 July. Then we’re inviting the whole family to join alt-country queen Fanny Lumsden for a super fun knees up on Sunday 30 July. Tickets to all three shows are on sale now!

Cable Ties + Our Carlson – Tickets $35 (standing only)

Jess Hitchcock + Jem Cassar-Daley – Tickets $45 (seated) $40 (standing)

Fanny Lumsden – Tickets $45 (seated) $40 (standing) $25 Under 15 (standing)


Supporting Adalita on Saturday 27 May

Amaya Laucirica is an Australian singer/songwriter whose music combines the swirling contours of Cocteau Twins with the wistful melodies of The Go-Betweens and the lush, sonic depth of Yo La Tengo. Within this rich palette of sound resides Amaya’s uniquely captivating voice, restrained yet beautiful, with rich breathy tones offering touching moments of yearning and lament.

Since 2008, she has released three critically acclaimed albums, with her most recent Rituals described as “absorbing and mesmerising” (The Morning Star, UK) and “Bright and brilliant” (GoldFlakePaint, UK).

She will be joining Adalita on Saturday May 27, and we can’t wait to have her play.

Only a handful of tickets still left – Book yours now.

Buy Tickets to Adalita $40 – $45

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Adalita heading our way!

As if it wasn’t enough that we have a huge March weekend of music coming up – with Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band in a totally sold out show on Friday 24 March and Mia Wray on Saturday 25 March  but we’ve already got you excited for May with Jen Cloher on Friday 26 May with tickets flying out the door.

Well now you’re absolutely spoilt for choice, as we announce Adalita is heading to Anglesea on Saturday 27 May and tickets are on sale now

Adalita is well-known and well-loved by many Sound Doctor fans, so it will be welcome news that her upcoming album tour will bring her back to the Surf Coast for an intimate show in Anglesea Memorial Hall. 

And she won’t be coming empty handed – she’s bringing her stunning new album, Inland and some very special guests, including her powerhouse band consisting of Matt Bailey (Paradise Motel) on bass, Dan McKay (Nation Blue) on drums and Lewis Boyes (Dan Kelly and the Alpha Males) on lead guitar. Together they’ll perform songs from Inland in a specially curated set in her trademark captivating style.

Tickets have just gone on sale – but they will not last long! Book yours now.

Buy Tickets to Mia Wray $30

Buy Tickets to Jen Cloher $45

Buy Tickets to Adalita $40 – $45

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Jen Cloher heading our way

After an incredible night out with Parsnip and Ty Segall with his Freedom Band in January, there is a definite buzz around about The Sound Doctor. So we thought we’d strike while the iron’s hot and give you another awesome act to look forward to. Jen Cloher is returning to Anglesea on Friday 26 May with their latest album and tickets are on sale now!

Before we get there we still have a huge weekend in March to enjoy with Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band on Friday 24 March and Mia Wray on Saturday 25 March. Tickets are selling well so don’t delay in getting yours – you don’t want to be the one who misses out!

And don’t forget you can buy a Jeff Raglus designed Sound Doctor t-shirt when you buy your show ticket or anytime here. Well while stocks last anyway!

Buy Tickets to Jen Cloher $45
Buy Tickets to Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band $45
Buy Tickets to Mia Wray $30

It’s hard to believe that it was five years ago that Jen Cloher (Ngāpuhi & Ngāti Kahu) got Sound Doctor audiences out of their chairs for the first time and cheering up a storm! We are so excited Jen is back with a new album to rock Anglesea once again on Friday 26 May.

Jen’s taut, terse brand of rock is charged with the static tension that comes with being an eternal misfit – they have spoken truth to power with the shrewd eye that only an outsider can possess. Admirers have naturally gravitated towards Jen’s incisive, generous songwriting and their first album in five years (the verdant and rich I Am The River, The River Is Me) is inspired by Jen’s powerful matrilineal line of wāhine Māori. It’s filled with fiercely political songs that are as much an energetic celebration as a form of resistance.

If you missed Jen the last time they were in Anglesea, you will not want to make that mistake again! 

“A modern day Patti Smith whose brutally honest, politically charged lyrics mark her out as one of the most interesting and important artists of her day.” The Independent UK

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Hello 2023!

It’s time to buy tickets to see Mia Wray and Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band in March

As we all start to come out of holiday mode, it’s nice to have something to look forward to. So get out your diaries and lock in the first full weekend of Sound Doctor music for 2023 on Fri 24 & Sat 25 March. We’re excited to announce we have Mia Wray heading to Anglesea on her EP tour and Tex Perkins with his Fat Rubber Band bringing their soon-to-be-released second album to the Surf Coast. Tickets for both shows are on sale now!

We haven’t forgotten that before that happens, Ty Segall and his Freedom Band are playing for us on Fri 20 Jan. But as that has been sold out for so long now and there won’t be any tickets available, we didn’t want to rub it in if you missed out on yours!

Here’s to plenty of great gigs in 2023!

Buy Tickets to Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band $45

Buy Tickets to Mia Wray $30

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December just got hotter

We know you’re all busy planning the upcoming silly season, and we hope you’re in the mood for great music! We are beyond excited to announce that Grace Cummings is bringing her distinctive voice, intensely personal songs and rocking band to Anglesea on Friday 2 December.

Tickets are $40 and on sale now.

A captivating performer Grace Cummings is a uniquely gifted folk rock musician who has developed a global audience since the release of her critically acclaimed album, ‘Storm Queen’, earlier this year. Her songwriting reflects a strong connection to the Australian landscape, while influenced by  poets and luminaries from Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan to Brett Whitely and Van Gogh. With a voice that demands to be heard and lyrics that cut through to the heart, this show will leave listeners gasping for air.

But don’t take our word for it – here’s what the press have to say:

“Cummings isn’t content to merely sing along to her melodies. She tears her low, surging voice to shreds, braying like she’s beckoning you from the opposite end of a crowded room. It adds an eerie, intense quality to her music – a desperation behind the calm of her arrangements.” Pitchfork

“Exquisite, desolate, beautiful… Grace Cummings’ voice blazes a loving flash of energy like fire.” Your Music Radar

Support will come from Melbourne psychedelic pop outfit Sunfruits.

“Watery guitar effects, a tight-as-hell rhythm section, and those heavily melodic vocals – Sunfruits are coming into bloom, and there’s no telling where this journey will stop.” – Clash Magazine (UK)

Emily Lubitz heading to Anglesea

The name probably sounds familiar to Sound Doctor fans, who might remember a stunning performance from Tinpan Orange a few years back. It’s still one of the highlights of our catalogue not least because of Emily’s unbelievable voice. We can’t wait to hear it again, performing all new music in what will be a captivating live show. 

Very few artists can cradle your heart in their hands while they kick your ass. but that’s the power of Emily Lubitz and her captivating vocals. With the super-fun creativity of her all-grrrl rhythm section behind her, Emily prowls the stage with the gravitas of a giant Edith Piaf stalking through a post-apocalyptic Laurel Canyon. Tickets are on sale now – don’t miss it!

Buy Tickets to An Evening with Emily Lubitz Now – $35

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